Best Luxury Hotels in the U.S. and Canada: Grand Awards 2017

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out particularly memorable hotels for our Grand Awards. These are the winners in the United States and Canada.

Best Family Resorts: Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami Beach earned first place for the second year in a row, adding a third award for the hotel this year.

Notable Hawaiian Art Galleries

During time ashore in Lahaina, I discovered three galleries and a home-decor shop well worth browsing.

Cruising the Hawaiian Islands Aboard Safari Explorer

Travel through the Hawaiian islands has long been a favorite assignment. We opted to experience the archipelago aboard Un-Cruise's 36-passenger Safari Explorer.

A New Maui Hotel Discovery

I sought a post-cruise stay at luxury hideaway Hotel Wailea, somewhere removed from the crowds and with memorable views of the Pacific.

Video: A New Maui Hotel Discovery

Watch video from Andrew Harper's new hotel discovery in the Hawaiian Islands, beach resort Hotel Wailea.

Just Back From | Maui, Hawaii

A detailed trip report from a family vacation in Hawaii during the peak of whale season.

United States | 2015 Grand Awards

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. Here are the properties that Andrew Harper selected in the United States.

Web Exclusive: Hawaiian Rum

Given Hawaii's vast fields of sugar cane, it is not surprising that the islands produce the quintessential cane-based spirit: rum. Perhaps the most intriguing comes from an old Quonset hut on Maui, just across the road from the Hali'imaile General Store restaurant.

Hawaiian Island Odyssey: From Lanai to Maui

In the four years since my last trip to Hawaii, the islands have been recovering from the severe hit they took following the 2008 financial crisis.

An Unexpected Taste of Hawaii

There are many tastes and foods I associate with Hawaii --macadamia nuts, great Kona coffee, delicious fish we never see at home, and fruit juice-fueled cocktails.